F1 stuck with engine ‘freeze’, Flav insists

Tue, 23 May 2006, 12:46

Unhappy carmakers are going to be stuck with the engine ‘freeze’ rule, according to Flavio Briatore.

The Renault principal, who is believed to have actually authored the three-year homologation idea and is backed by Ferrari, predictably did not join the recent vote to axe the ’08 regime.

”There is potential for a drastic reduction of costs on the engine side,” he said this week.

”What people don’t seem to realise is that time is running out.”

Italy’s Briatore expressed frustration that the issue of technical regulations for 2008, one of the final hurdles to a new Concorde Agreement, cannot yet be settled, despite the fact that any change now requires near-impossible unanimity.

He said: ”We talk and talk, but the 2008 rules are already done.

”We have one month to sort out the technical situation.” gmmmf1dailyf1news.com

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